Pucker Up

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photos by Erin Valentine 
[top: Express, cardigan: The Loft, jeans: Joes, boots: Gomax, bangles: Alex & Ani, dangle earrings: boutique, stud earrings: Juicy Couture]

I recently ordered this cardigan online from The Loft, and I was more than happy once it arrived and I finally got to see it in person and try it on. I absolutely love the bold shade of red - it's so passionate and festive for the holidays! However, not only is the color gorgeous, but it fits perfectly and is soft to the touch. Now I only wish I had ordered more colors! 

I love the shirt I layered underneath this cardigan too because it has an unexpected sassy quality due to the red rhinestone lip and multiple glitter silver lips. I think having those red lips peak out underneath the cardi hemline is just perfect! It really highlights the red color of the cardigan, which was my goal. It's a special detail that you might not catch at first glance and that's what I love about it! 

Day Of Thanks

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Photos by Erin Valentine 
[dress: Free People, tights: Express, boots: GoMax, headband: boutique, bow bracelet: BCBGeneration, necklace: Tiffany & Co., dangle earrings: Juicy Couture] 

To all of my American readers, happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is filled with love and family and of course yummy food! I am so thankful to all of my readers and I thought I would take this opportunity to let you all know. I really appreciate your readership and support!
I always love dressing up, and on a holiday I have even more of an excuse. You'll definitely never see me wearing pants for a special occasion (well, never say never but it still has yet to happen). I'm a total dress and skirt girl, and although wearing dresses for everyday is fun, it always seems just a little more special when you actually have some place nice to go to. A beautiful dress deserves to be shown off!  
Wishing you all the very warmest of memories today and everyday! 

Colored Stems

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photos by Erin Valentine 
 [top: Ann Taylor, jeans: Ann Taylor, necklace: Ann Taylor, booties: Miz Mooz, dangle earrings: American Eagle, flower stud earrings: Betsey Johnson]

Latest trend obsession: colored denim; well actually, really any printed or colored pants - they add so much dimension and excitement to any outfit. I love this purple color and I'm excited to try out a variety of different tops with it because surprisingly, colored denim is very versatile and even flattering.I love the print of this top and the colors work together perfectly with my purple jeans, it's a great fall combination. Colorful pants are such a fun addition to any closet and can transform any woman into an instant fashionista! Hued denim is the perfect way to experiment with fashion in a relatively safe way that doesn't appear to be safe - it's a well kept fashion secret

Sophistication In A Jean Skirt

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Photos by Erin Valentine 
 [top: Ann Taylor, cardigan: Francesca's, skirt: Free People, boots: Very Volatile, headband: Nordstrom, necklace: Ann Taylor, pink bangle: Ann Taylor] 

 It's a difficult task to find the perfect jeans - just ask any woman - but I find it equally as hard to find the perfect jean skirt. After 20 years of living, I have come as close as I ever have been with this little denim beauty. I found it on sale at a Free People store in Boston this past summer. When I saw it on the hanger I wasn't sure, I mean really? A jean skirt? Aren't those so middle school? But there was a rather sophisticated allure to this particular piece and it was just begging for me to give it a try (and after all, it's Free People! How could I say no?) I am so glad I took this into the dressing room because let me assure you, this is so not your average tween jean skirt. 

The zipper on this skirt is conveniently located on the side of the piece, which prevents any bulk in front when wearing a tighter shirt. The skirt does not ride up as I walk, and every other skirt I've had in the past has done that so that is a big plus in my book. I also love how it is dark wash and has some sassy fringe on the bottom to spice it up a bit. If you get a good look at the actual denim, it has a unique pattern to it that, dare I say, makes it look mature and even quite special, which is a bold statement to make about a jean skirt but hey - if the shoe fits! ...Or denim in this case, and yes, it actually fits perfectly thank you!